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A Sentence on You Only Live Twice

How diverse, Mr. Bond

How diverse, Mr. Bond

Arguably the “best” of the Bond movies, You Only Live Twice is remarkably bad by normal film standards—which frown upon flawed shot-reverse shot sequences; ragingly out of control plot elements; and a hero who slouches, squints, and mats down his hair in order to look more Japanese—and yet its charm, wonderfully ridiculous scope (never outdone in Bond lore), and perfect villain (inspiration for the bad guy in Inspector Gadget?) somehow work together to make this cheesefest lovable.

Broad tastes. As it were.

Broad tastes. As it were.

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This entry was published on September 29, 2009 at 5:58 am. It’s filed under 1960s Cinema, American film, One-Sentence Reviews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “A Sentence on You Only Live Twice

  1. …and it were.

  2. Very nice. If my URL doesn’t give me away, I’m a sucker for short and sweet reviews.

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